Constructions of Maximum Few-Distance Sets in Euclidean Spaces

  • Ferenc Szöllősi
  • Patric R.J. Östergård


A finite set of vectors $\mathcal{X}$ in the $d$-dimensional Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^d$ is called an $s$-distance set if the set of mutual distances between distinct elements of $\mathcal{X}$ has cardinality exactly $s$. In this paper we present a combined approach of isomorph-free exhaustive generation of graphs and Gröbner basis computation to classify the largest $3$-distance sets in $\mathbb{R}^4$, the largest $4$-distance sets in $\mathbb{R}^3$, and the largest $6$-distance sets in $\mathbb{R}^2$. We also construct new examples of large $s$-distance sets in $\mathbb{R}^d$ for $d\leq 8$ and $s\leq 6$, and independently verify several earlier results from the literature.

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